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Re: Apologia pro verbis suis (wasR: Esperanto, flame-wars (was: Re: Unilang: the Morphology))

From:David Peterson <digitalscream@...>
Date:Sunday, April 22, 2001, 19:43
In a message dated 4/22/01 3:14:07 AM, ray.brown@FREEUK.COM writes:

<< He seemed to me - and maybe I misunderstood David again - to imply I was

complaining that Volapük & Novial never made it.  I was not! >>

    There was something very simple that I understood in your e-mail that 
wasn't intended.  I don't see why you guys made such a big deal about it.  It 
was the sentence at the end that said, "Pity history has proved them wrong".  
Obviously (unless you put the word "sarchasm" in parentheses next to what you 
say) you can't tell if someone's being serious or sarchastic or flippant or 
anything through e-mail.  I thought you were talking seriously, you replied 
saying that you weren't, and I thought to myself, "Well, I made an honest 
mistake, that's fine."  Yet you guys are still dragging this out!  What's the 

<<No - let us discuss these and other projects as *constructed languages* and

leave the politicking to Auxlang.>>

    So what's the hold up?  Los!



Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>Let's move on (was: Apologia pro verbis suis (wasR: Esperanto, flame-wars etc.....